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Eagle Point Support for 2013 Versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit Solutions Now Available

September 5, 2012 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Eagle Point, Geomatics, Members, News, Surveying Software

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Professional Land Surveyor News

Support for 2013 Versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit Solutions Now Available

DUBUQUE, Iowa, September 4, 2012 - Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the addition of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 and Autodesk Revit 2013 resources to Pinnacle Series, which enables AEC organizations to immediately take advantage of the new features found in the latest Autodesk software and increase overall productivity.

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Eagle Point Software Corporation Announces 2013 Updates to Its AutoCAD Civil 3D Software Companion Solutions

May 25, 2012 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Eagle Point, Geomatics, Land Surveying, Members, News, Surveying Software

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Professional Land Surveyor News

Dubuque, Iowa - Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the 2013 release of its AutoCAD Civil 3D companion solutions: Data ReductionDesigners’ Companion, and Surveyors’ Companion. These 2013 releases are designed to help civil engineering professionals deliver more innovative project solutions by enabling building information model (BIM) processes.

“We are excited to announce the release of Eagle Point’s Civil 3D 2013 companion products as we strive to improve how organizations implement and adopt Autodesk infrastructure technologies,” says Steve Biver, Civil Infrastructure Product Line manager at Eagle Point.

“We are glad to have an AEC Industry Partner like Eagle Point Software continue to expand its portfolio of companion products for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013,” explains Jim Quanci, director of the Autodesk Developer Network. “Eagle Point’s experience in the AEC market has allowed them to enhance the additions to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 with survey and design tools that help our customers take better advantage of BIM.”

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Eagle Point Software Corporation Announces 2012 Updates to Its AutoCAD Civil 3D Companion Solutions

May 19, 2011 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Eagle Point, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Eagle Point Software Corporation announced the 2012 release of its AutoCAD Civil 3D software companion solutions: Data ReductionDesigners’ CompanionSurveyors’ Companion and Pinnacle Series Task Navigator. These 2012 releases are designed to help civil engineering professionals deliver more innovative project solutions by enabling building information modeling (BIM) processes.

“We are excited to announce the release of Eagle Point’s Civil 3D 2012 companion products as we strive to improve how organizations implement and adopt Autodesk Infrastructure technologies,” says Steve Biver, Civil Infrastructure Product Line Manager at Eagle Point.

The Pinnacle Series Task Navigator for Civil 3D is installed directly inside Civil 3D and provides the end user with on-screen instruction and shortcuts to commands needed to complete project tasks. When combined with the Process Mapper, the Task Navigator for Civil 3D provides a set of tools that can speed your organization’s adoption of Civil 3D and align your team to your standards and best practices.

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Eagle Point Software Releases New AutoCAD Civil 3D Department of Transportation Workflows

April 19, 2011 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Eagle Point, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Eagle Point Software Corporation released AutoCAD Civil 3D Workflows that walk users through the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D software following step-by-step best practices of the Wisconsin DOT and Northern Region of Alaska DOT. The workflows have been added to the 29 existing processes delivered with Eagle Point’s Pinnacle Series. These workflows were developed in conjunction with the respective DOTs to help organizations who work with these agencies follow a workflow that is consistent with the DOT’s design process. Following these workflows will not only help with the implementation of AutoCAD Civil 3D, but also ensure that deliverables are consistent with the DOT’s requirements.

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Eagle Point Software Announces New AutoCAD Civil 3D Add-on: Designers’ Companion

February 9, 2011 in Associate Membership, Business, Eagle Point, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Eagle Point Software Corporation announced the introduction of Designers’ Companion, its fourth add-on solution for AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Designers’ Companion™ reduces the number of steps and simplifies your workflow for common design tasks within AutoCAD Civil 3D. Guided by a straightforward interface, Designers’ Companion offers AutoCAD Civil 3D users efficient tools to rapidly lay out streets, lots, highways, parking lots, detention ponds and subsurface terrain. By leveraging the dynamic, iterative power of the AutoCAD Civil 3D model earlier in the design process, project alternatives can be quickly modified and finalized sooner.

“Designers’ Companion gives AutoCAD Civil 3D users a set of tools that condenses multiple commands into a single interaction. This allows people to quickly build design elements without worrying about the proper sequence of commands to run,” explains Steve Biver, Infrastructure Product Line Manager for Eagle Point. “By using these purpose-built tools, people are able to design faster and take advantage of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s dynamic abilities to adjust and fine tune the model.”

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Eagle Point Surveyors’ Companion For Civil 3D Overview Professional Land Surveyor Video

August 27, 2010 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Continuing Education, Eagle Point, Land Surveying, Land Surveying Videos, Surveying Software, Videos

Eagle Point Surveyors' Companion For Civil 3D Overview Professional Land Surveyor Video

Eagle Point Surveyors' Companion For Civil 3D Overview Professional Land Surveyor Video

Here’s a quick video overview of the features, functions, and command set for Eagle Point Surveyors’ Companion For Civil 3D.

At this point I don’t know too much about Eagle Point Surveyors’ Companion For Civil 3D, so this video is sort of an unpacking and peek into this software package.

Already, I’ve quickly used the List Points and Unused Points reports, which are very handy. This, and everything else I’ve seen, makes me very excited to put Eagle Point Surveyors’ Companion For Civil 3D into action.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

June 11, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here are this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@wkfd – WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the CAD+: AutoCAD Exchange Gets a Facelift, You Can Help Autodesk blog post.

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@Eagle_Point -Eagle Point has been providing the AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions and services for over 25 years (disclosure: Eagle Point advertises on this site). For AEC, they offer desktop solutions that run on AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, including solutions for surveying, like their Surveyor’ Companion for Civil 3D and other AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions.

ryanpconnolly@ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mrcolburn“, which makes me laugh. Hard worker, loves Fridays, fan of double headers in the rain, and my connection, through his tweets, to keep up to date with the World Cup.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 28, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@wkfd – WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the CAD+: AutoCAD Exchange Gets a Facelift, You Can Help Autodesk … blog post.

CDSPaul@CDSpaul- Paul is President of Carlson Desktop Solutions (CDS) which is a technology firm working to help professional land surveyors find faster ways to do things like layout, easier COGO, and “True Field-To-Finish Solutions. I recommend his Paul Carlson’s Blog which has good information on using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Carlson Software. Check out his latest post (a must read) on GPS Reference Networks, which is as much about being prepared and having a backup plan as it is about GPS Reference Networks..

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. If you get a chance, read his CleanUp installed msi packages post on his trials and tribulations in going from a Beta program of Civil 3D 2011 to Civil 3D 2011, final release. Ground Hog Day was a great movie, but Civil 3D Ground Hog Day, not so much.

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES.

Checkout Edwin’s latest post, Cycling Through Revit Shortcuts.

ryanpconnolly@ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mr. colburn”, which makes me laugh. I’m happy to report that Ryan is now a Junior Estimator for George Stone & Sons Ltd., and keeps a very neat and organized office (for now, he says). Read the rest of this entry →

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 21, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

wkfd@wkfd – WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the Blog: KFD and Google Kiss and Make Up … blog post explaining how Google has officially cleared Kung Fu Drafter of any nefarious activities. I knew this all along, as I’m sure many of you did, too!

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like, Get those Earthwork Volumes of a layout Pipe Network.

ryanpconnolly@ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mr. colburn”, which makes me laugh. This week, I liked his tweet, “Dudes wearing capris… Not cool”. I agree Ryan, I so agree. Now I must get rid of my capris…


cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Checkout Edwin’s AutoCAD competition, where he provided his e-books, batik arts (paintings) and batik shirts for the winners. Check out his Autodesk Homestyler: Design your interiors online… for Free! post.

@smith_blarney@smith_blarney – His Twitter bio says, “I am a Writer interested in Art, Music, Website Development, FilmMaking, Poetry, True Crime & Most Importantly: Raising My Beautiful Kids”. All of this sounds very interesting to me and I look forward to reading his tweets.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 14, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like Adding extra search paths to the Printer Configuration Search Path.

envisioncad@envisioncad – The Envision Group has the great tag line of “SEE The CAD Possibilities”; I love that. They are all about “Empowering you with the ability to improve your efficiency and maximize your investment in CAD technology. MicroStation training, AutoCAD Civil 3D customization, InRoads training, and more!” Love that, too!

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Checkout Edwin’s AutoCAD competition, where he provided his e-books, batik arts (paintings) and batik shirts for the winners. Check out his The Batik Prizes have Arrived post.

wkfd@wkfd – WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the Review: Kung Fu Drafter Reviews AutoCAD Freestyle … blog post.

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EricColburn.com The Professional Land Surveyor Source Turns Two!

May 14, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, General, Land Surveying, News

EricColburn.com The Professional Land Surveyor Source Turns Two!

EricColburn.com The Professional Land Surveyor Source Turns Two!

Yesterday, it just occurred to me that this site, EricColburn.com the Professional Land Surveyor Source, has turned two. Well, it actually happened on last Saturday, and I really didn’t start writing regularly here until the first week of July, 2008, but you get my point. So I wanted to take a moment to recognize this anniversary, share with you what creating this website and writing this blog has meant to me, give you some shameless plugs and self-serving factoids, and talk about where I’d like to go from here.

The Terrible Two’s

I’ve said it before, but here’s a little back-story. Several years ago I’d read a story written by Walt Mossberg, the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, about blogging and it intrigued me. Because of the blinding lights of the boom-years and stupidly getting caught up in the rat race, I put off doing what I really wanted to do. Finally, in May of 2008, as the economy wound down, I made adjustments to the way I did business, happily got caught up on work, life became more manageable and I took the time to setup this blog!

It was slow to start, taking the time to find the right look and feel for my blog, but eventually everything clicked and over the last two years I’ve published 546 posts, not counting this one. On average, that’s about one post for every workday, which was a goal of mine. I’ve really enjoyed the writing and creating multi-media content, too, like my AutoCAD Civil 3D videos and the Professional Land Surveyor Podcast (more coming soon).

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

May 7, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

iPinda@iPinda – Edwards Twitter bio says “CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict” and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you’ll discover that he’s also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. You can also learn nice tips and tricks like Importing AutoCAD Objects as Surface data points.

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Definitely read yesterday’s post on How to: Draw an Arc with a Specific Arc Length?

wkfd@wkfd – WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! This week I enjoyed reading Review: Kung Fu Drafter Reviews AutoCAD Freestyle … blog post.

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Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

April 23, 2010 in Associate Membership, General, Land Surveying, Links

Follow Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor on Twitter

Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations

Here is this week’s Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:

JoshNelson @JoshNelson – Josh is a Civil Engineer and current President of the Civil CADD Consortium. The Civil CADD Consortium, or C3 (s? thr?), was founded in 2000 by a group of Southern California civil engineering professionals, mainly comprised of local office, as well as corporate-level, CADD Managers.

ryanpconnolly @ryanpconnolly – Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren’t we all though). He occasionally refers to me as “mr. colburn”, which makes me laugh. In my mind I’m his age, or younger, but the years do tend to add up after awhile.

cad_notes@cad_notes- Edwin is from Indonesia, is an AutoCAD and Revit user, and writes the popular CAD tutorials and best practices blog CAD NOTES. Definitely read today’s post on How to: Set Local Help File as Default in 2011 Version, which I thought was well done and helpful.

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Eagle Point Software Corporation to Offer Compatible Solutions to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Software

April 21, 2010 in Associate Membership, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Business, Eagle Point, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 20, 2010 – Eagle Point Software Corporation today announced it will offer compatible solutions to Autodesk’s AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 software for the building design, infrastructure, and construction industries.

“We are excited to be able to quickly support the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 release in our portfolio of add-on products that include Pinnacle Series, Data Reduction, and Surveyors’ Companion,” explains Steve Biver, Civil Product Line Manager at Eagle Point. “These products take advantage of the new features of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011, such as 64-bit support. Our add-on products help ensure successful implementations and better use of Autodesk’s software, while giving our clients a competitive advantage.”

The Eagle Point Pinnacle Series® add-on technology dramatically improves an organization’s ability to implement AutoCAD Civil 3D and adopt new Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. Using links to execute the right commands, the surveying, grading, roadway design, pipe layout, and plan set preparation workflows guide users to complete work faster while consistently following the organization’s standards and best practices.

Data Reduction utilizes direct links with several supported data collectors and data collector formats to download raw instrument and coordinate data. Whether the user is downloading directly from a collector or importing a file from a PC, Data Reduction places AutoCAD Civil 3D COGO points and automated linework into the drawing.

A set of tools that streamline the survey workflow, Surveyors’ Companion leverages proven surveying technology to enable organizations to comfortably and productively move to AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Surveyors’ Companion interacts with native point, parcel, surface, alignment, and profile data.

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 1

February 18, 2010 in Business, Land Surveying, Land Surveying Equipment, Leica, MicroSurvey, News, Podcast, Surveying Software, Trimble, Trimble

PodcastThe Professional Land Surveyor Podcast (PLSP)

Shownotes – Episode 1
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Professional Land Surveyor News: Eagle Point Software Corporation Releases New AutoCAD Civil 3D Add-on for Surveyors

February 10, 2010 in Associate Membership, Business, Eagle Point, Land Surveying, News, Surveying Software

Professional Land Surveyor News

Professional Land Surveyor News

Eagle Point Software Corporation Releases New AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Add-on for Surveyors

DUBUQUE, Iowa, February 9, 2009 – Eagle Point Software Corporation releases Surveyors’ Companion, an AutoCAD® Civil 3D® add-on product that allows surveyors to comfortably and productively move to AutoCAD Civil 3D with simplified COGO routines and user interface.

“Having used Eagle Point civil/survey solutions since its inception, we have found that Surveyors’ Companion continues the history of easy-to-use products,” explains Greg Sharp, Vice President at Anderson Engineering and Surveying, Inc. “This program makes the AutoCAD Civil 3D learning curve more manageable and is able to be quickly implemented in a small business environment. Civil 3D is a sophisticated program, but Surveyors’ Companion provides familiar commands and user interface that make surveying calculations and data transfer between the field and office a simple, seamless process.”

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PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY-How Would You Rate the Cost of Your CAD Software?

June 3, 2009 in Associate Membership, Business, Land Surveying, Surveying Software, Surveys

PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY

PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY

In this week’s PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY I am asking how you would rate the cost of your CAD software. As ubiquitous as it has become, your CAD software expenditure is certainly not something you can afford to take lightly, particularly in these difficult economic times.

Whether you’re a professional land surveyor, engineer, architect, or designer of any kind, I bet that you have a strong opinion on this subject. I do too, but I’m going to hold off telling you my opinion for now until mostly everyone has had a chance to vote and leave their comments.

So, please vote on the PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SURVEY-How Would You Rate the Cost of Your CAD Software? below, and leave your comments telling us what you think about the cost of your CAD software.

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